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MyData
23rd Nov 2006, 08:12
You've heard of 999, 112, 911, 121.5 etc. But those Indians have perhaps stumbled on a great money saving idea.

Received from my brother in India... having emergency numbers like this could keep the pressure off the ambulance crews and associated A&E staff thereby reducing head count at a stroke. Saving the NHS £££!!

Looks like the local police are having similar thoughts, but the fire brigade must be rolling in the money.

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gingernut
25th Nov 2006, 20:21
Never had to phone an Ambulance in India, but noted the number:)

G-CPTN
25th Nov 2006, 21:36
From the length of the number sequence I suspect that said ambulance probably has to come from several States (or whatever they call them in India) away.
However, here's some information for your brother:-
Here is an example of the police turning blind eye to criminal activity going
on in Calangute. Though more than a year has passed since the Calangute
panchayat lodged a complaint with the police alleging that a sex racket was
being operated at a bar and restaurant at Cobrawaddo, which doubles up as
a shack also, the law enforcing authorities seem to have taken it easy and
nothing has been done to stop the illegal activity.
The panchayat has turned down the request of the owner to renew the licence
for the last couple of years because of the "sex racket" being operated from
there, he added. Interestingly, when the panchayat turned down the request
for renewal, the owner of the restaurant got a recommendation from the
police in August last year stating that "there was no objection from their
side for renewal of shack".
The Calangute sarpanch also informed that this was not the only place
where sex racket was being run in the village. He went on to add that
there was yet another racket being operated in a village hotel, which was
in the news recently after one of its employees died under mysterious
circumstances.
. . . brought to my notice that
a sex racket was being operated from this hotel at Umtawaddo and that
Russian women were being supplied to the customers by the owners
of the hotel," he said adding that this was the biggest ``brothel'' in
Calangute area.
Repeated attempts to seek comments from Calangute
police proved futile as this reporter was told that the police inspector was
busy in a meeting with seniors.